The latest news from Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes.
|Posted by CPOF on December 9, 2018 at 5:40 PM|
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes were pleased to play for a second year at the Scottish Concert Band Festival. The Regional Qualifer was held at Williamwood High School in East Renfrewshire on Saturday 2nd December.
Carluke performed "The Corcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas, conducted by Jon Hargreaves. We were delighted when the adjudicators awarded our performance with a Gold Award. This means that we will progress to the National Finals which will be held in Perth Concert Hall in March 2019. Details of out slot at Perth will be announced on the Events page in due course.
|Posted by CPOF on December 9, 2018 at 5:15 PM|
We are pleased to announce that Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes' have regained the SAFA Scottish Championship on 24th November. The announcement of the result after the contest was met by celeration from the orchestra's members and conductor, Jon Hargreaves. The Scottish Amateur Flute Association's National Contest was hosted Calderhead High School in Shotts.
In this contest each entrant must play a Hymn Tune of their own choice and a test piece set by SAFA. This year's test piece for Grade 1 was "The Sorcer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas. In the Hymn Tune section, Carluke entered with "I Vow to Thee My Country", by Holst.
Mr. Jerry Randalls was the adjudicator of the day's performances and awarded many of the trophies on offer to Carluke Primrose.
Carluke took home prizes for 1st place both in the Hymn Tune section and in the main Grade 1 section. Congratulations to our one-man percussion team - Paul Kennedy - who took home the Percussion Award. and we thank him for stepping in at short notice. In addition, our precussion team were delighted to have recieved the percussion award once again. The conductor's interpretation prize was also awarded to Carluke..
A results summary is given below:
Own Choice Hymn Tune Section:
Grade 1 : Test Piece - "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Dukas.
|Percussion Prize||Carluke Primrose|
|Interpretation Prize||Carluke Primrose|
|Solo Treble Flute|
|Posted by CPOF on August 14, 2018 at 4:50 PM|
|Posted by CPOF on June 27, 2018 at 5:40 PM|
The Orchestra recently held their 38th Annual Concert in Kirkton Church in Carluke. We recorded some pieces of music for you to enjoy on video. Watch this space, they'll be up on our YouTube channel as soon we've taken all the film reels and made the final cut.
|Posted by CPOF on May 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM|
As we approach our 80th Anniversary, tickets for our 38th Annual Concert on Saturday 23rd June are now on sale.
Find out more on the Event page.
|Posted by CPOF on April 29, 2018 at 7:40 PM|
Saturday (28th April) saw Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes travel to Troon Concert Hall, to take first place at the Scottish Amateur Flute Association's (SAFA) Scottish Open Spring Contest.
Adjudicating the contest was Mr Alan Friel. Alan is currently Head of Instrumental Services at East Ayrshire Council and made his name in the Brass Band world as sub-principal Trumpet with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. He also adjudicates for the Scottish Concert Band Festival and Aberdeen Music Festival.
The contest had two sections, the graded section where each ensemble plays their own programme of music lasting no longer than 20 minutes, and an open march category. In both categories points out of 100 would be awarded as well as prizes for best piccolo, percussion, entertainment and the highest aggregate score overall.
The orchestra, ably led by Deputy Conductor Emma Kennedy, played played John Bryce's arrangement of The Dambusters March by Eric Coates in the Open March section This was the first public performance of this march.
In the first grade section of the contest, the orchestra performed Edvard Greig's Holberg Suite, arranged by conductor Jon Hargreaves. This a long and demading piece which showcases the different voices across the orchestra.
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes were awarded first place in both the graded section and open march, with 98 points scored in both sections. The orchestra were also awarded the highest aggregate points trophy. The piccolo award was also presented to Carluke Primrose jointly with Glasgow Amater Flute Ensemble.
|Open March Section:|
|1st||Carluke Primrose||98 points |
|2nd||Glasgow Amateurs||97 points|
|Grade 1 Own Choice:|
|1st||Carluke Primrose||98 points|
|2nd||Glasgow Amateurs||97 points|
| Other Awards:|
|Piccolo||Carluke Primrose/Glasgow Amateurs (joint win)|
|Highest Points Aggregate||Carluke Primrose|
*all points scored out of 100.
The orchestra are now busy rehearsing for their Annual Concert, to be held on Saturday 23rd June in Kirkton Church. An evening not to be missed! See the Event page for more details.
|Posted by CPOF on March 22, 2018 at 8:10 PM|
On Sunday 18th March, CPOF travelled to Perth Concert Hall to perform at the National Finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival. This is the first year the orchestra have competed in this competition, having qualified for the final in November. The orchestra played the full five movements of Greig’s Holberg Suite, guest conducted by Andrea Kuypers. CPOF were awarded a Gold Plus Award for their performance, with the adjudicator thanking “a fantastic ensemble” for their performance. Many thanks to Andrea for stepping in to the conductor's role!
|Posted by CPOF on March 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM|
Carluke achieved their best ever score at the 106th Glasgow Music Festival on Sunday. Under conductor Jon Hargreaves, the Primrose played an excerpt from Jon's own arrangement of Greig's Holberg Suite at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The adjudicator placed Carluke first out of the four ensembles playing in Class 240, awarding 90 out of a possible 100 points. A score of 90 or over is given for "an exceptional performance both technically and artistically"; and this is the first time that Carluke have achieved this.
This puts the orchestra on a great footing before their first venture to the National Finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival in Perth next week.
Unfortunately we were unable to film our performance in the Concert Hall, so click here to see the video of movements I & IV from our rehearsal before we headed into Glasgow.
|Posted by CPOF on January 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM|
The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes took place on Sunday 7th January 2018 in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre.
The minutes of the previous AGM and the balance sheet for the previous year were proposed and seconded. Commitee Members for the year ahead were also elected, as follows:
| Committee Posts|
|5.||Fundraising Officer||Bryan Wood|
|6.||Marketing & PR Officer||Karen Russell|
|7.||Youth Orchestra Representative||Emma Kennedy|
|8.||Committee Member||Donna Black|
|9.||Committee Member||Hannah Watson|
|10.||Committee Member||Lauren Serrells|
|11.||Committee Member||Bryan Chalmers|
|12.||Committee Member||Alyson Nelson|
|13.||Committee Member||Pamela Wallace|
Equipment Officer Donna Black
Librarian Fraser Russell
Health & Safety Officer Gemma Wylie
|Honorary Presidents |
|John Chalmers |
|Honorary Members |
|Posted by CPOF on December 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM|
The orchestra were delighted to have been invited once again to St Marys Church in Lanark on Sunday evening, for our annual joint Christmas concert.
As always, it proved to be a hugely enjoyable and successful evening, with both the choir and the orchestra performing at their best. The concert culminated in a joint performance of O Holy Night.
The concert also included a performance of Mussorgsky's overture Night on the Bare Mountain, which was dedicated to Hughie Crosbie. Hughie led the Primrose between the 1970s and 1990s, taking us to our first ever contest victories but we were saddened to learn of his death earlier this month.
Together we raised a fantastic £1,286.76 to help homeless people, with all proceeds donated to The Wayside Club in Glasgow. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all who came along and were so generous. We’re sure this donation will make the Christmas season a little brighter for some of the country's most vulnerable people.